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Story City woman killed in Boone crash, another in critical condition

David Mullen
Staff Writer
A woman from Story City was killed in a car collision Wednesday morning on a local road about five miles north of Ogden. Photo courtesy of Boone County Sheriff's Office

This version has been updated to include an email statement from Boone County’s Human Resource Director Stacy Tharp

A woman from Story County was killed in a car collision Wednesday morning on a local road about five miles north of Ogden.

Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as 39-year-old Lisa Pierce of Story City.

Shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Pierce failed to stop her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix at a stop sign on eastbound 17th Street at H Avenue and drove into the path of a southbound Boone County utility dump truck that was pulling a trailer, said Sgt. Alex Dinkla of the Iowa State Patrol.

The truck hit the driver’s side of Pierce’s car, fatally injuring her, Dinkla said.

The two vehicles came to a stop in a ditch southeast of the intersection, Dinkla said.

The driver of the truck, Issac Gannon, 36, of Ogden, suffered minor injuries and went to Boone County Hospital, according to a report by the Iowa State Patrol.

Joea Korte, 62, of Boone, a passenger in the truck, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Mercy One Des Moines by helicopter.

As of noon on Thursday, Korte was listed in critical condition, said Gregg Lagan, a spokesperson for Mercy One Des Moines.

Neither Gannon nor Korte were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

Stacy Tharp, Boone County’s Human Resource Director said that anytime a county vehicle is invovled in an accident there will be a thorough investigation into the incident.

“Boone County has a safety committee that reviews/investigates every accident. In this case a county vehicle was invovled the investigation was turned over to [the] Iowa State Patrol,” Tharp said in an email statement late Thursday evening. “Boone County will still be doing an internal review and investigation of the accident. We want to make sure we are doing everything we can do [to] keep our employees and the public safe.”

The State Patrol was continuing its investigation.